Help me pick a phone gaf

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Ok so I just moved to South Korea 4 weeks ago and now I can finally get a phone thanks to my ARC card finally arriving. I can't decide which phone to get. It's between the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Iphone 4s and the Samsung LTE II HD. Can anyone tell me which phone is the best.
 
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If you like iOS then wait for the iPhone 5. If you like Android or are willing to try it out, get the Galaxy Nexus. The Nexus phones are the Android flagships and the iPhone is the only phone that runs iOS and is thus the flagship by default. Both of these flagship lines are updated ~annually, with major upgrades happening ~every two years (iPhone 3G --> 4 --> 5 / Nexus One --> Galaxy Nexus). The in between years see step increases (3GS --> 4S / Nexus S). If you're a normal consumer, it makes sense to purchase one of the major upgrades, keep it two years, and then purchase the next major upgrade ad infinitum.

So basically, GN >>> 4S in terms of freshness/sexiness because the GN is a major upgrade while the 4S is a minor upgrade. Major usually implies design overhaul in some sense. If you're platform agnostic it simply makes no sense to tie yourself to the 4S for two years over the GN. The 4S will quickly be thoroughly outshined by the 5 whereas the GN will still feel quite fresh 21 months from now.

Just think of it like buying a new car as soon as its design is refreshed instead of 3 years into the product cycle.

Full disclosure: proud owner of both a launch day Nexus One and Galaxy Nexus.
 
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iPhone 4S unless you hate Apple.

I don't know if you're learning/know Korean, but you'll have a lot more Korean support with the iPhone, too.
 
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Ok so I am a noob when it comes to smartphones other than the Iphone. What is the storage of the Nexus and is there a memory card slot.
No removable storage for the Galaxy Nexus... which is insane considering what Android is supposed to be about. You can still hook it up via USB and put stuff on it, though.

I think it comes in 16GB and 32GB models, but I'm not sure.
 
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Ok so I just moved to South Korea 4 weeks ago and now I can finally get a phone thanks to my ARC card finally arriving. I can't decide which phone to get. It's between the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Iphone 4s and the Samsung LTE II HD. Can anyone tell me which phone is the best.
4S and jailbreak it.
 
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G2X ONLY because I've dropped this phone on the freeway and it still survived.

All because I chased a car while I drunk and launched the phone in the air and it survived.

All because my phone flew into a vehicle I was working on while trying to break dance - it survived. Plus many more stories but the phone has survived it all in the end. I love it!
I've had similar stories with my ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco, it's survived falling into the toilet, being dropped multiple times and numerous other things that would probably break a normal phone. :p
 
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